At A-M Cargo we provide you with competitive rates from Cairo Airport and Borg Al Arab Airport to all international destinations and vice versa. We offer services to handle all kinds of air shipments from freight to custom clearance, warehousing and delivery.
Do I need Air Freight?
As an exporter or importer deciding which shipping method to choose can be daunting or confusing sometimes so here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of air freight, types or air freight and when to use each.
Air Travel is the fastest mode of transport; therefore it is suitable for transporting long distance goods, goods that need to be delivered on a tight deadline and perishable goods.
Speed is not the only convenience when it comes to air freight it is almost always available due to the massive amount of planes that fly worldwide, hence, if you miss your flight or book too late you will usually find another flight later the same day or the next day.
Since most cargo planes also carry passengers, a big deal of security measures are required and enforced to ensure the safety of the passengers and consequently your goods.
Air transport is regarded as the only means of transport in those areas which are not easily accessible to other modes of transport. It is therefore accessible to all areas regardless the obstruction of land.
With the quicker transit times of air freight, you have less need for local warehousing and do not need to keep items in stock. Customs clearance, cargo inspection and cargo handlers are more efficient, as most cargo is cleared within a matter of hours.
Air freight is considered the costliest mode of transport in comparison to other transportation modes, and it is not recommended for low value products
Air security requirements
For hazardous items it will be harder to get them to be delivered by air freight as the the regulations and limitations for hazardous materials are strict to ensure the safety of the passengers.
Size and weight Limitations
Airplanes have a low carrying capacity and you might need to either charter a plane or distribute the goods on multiple planes with will be inconvenient and/or costly.
Risky and Unreliable
Not different from many transport methods Air transport is unreliable as it depends of the weather forecast. Normally if the weather is not certain the flight may got delayed.
Types of Air Freight
These are planes that only carry cargo goods, you might need to use cargo planes to transport hazardous materials as the security and limitations on hazardous items are easier than on a passenger plane.
These are normal passenger planes, and they usually reserve place for cargo goods
Charter plane service
This is a service offered by some airlines where you reserve an entire airplane. this is good if you are working with large size cargo or you need you cargo delivered on tight schedules.